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"The Architect and
the Emperor of
Assyria" 1972 Directed by
Victor Garcia Old
Reviewer Milton Shulman, Evening Standard
"Jim Dale and Anthony Hopkins provided with an actor's dream - the stage to themselves and opportunities to indulge in a frenzy of mimicry, make-up and uninhibited emotion - give lusty, acrobatic and enthusiastic impetus to this avant garde theatrical statement."
David Gillard, Daily Sketch
"An ear piercing nuclear explosion and a crucifixion on a fork lift truck are just two of the electrifying moments in this production. There is no set, only a bare stage and a dazzling battery of spotlights that blaze and move in on just two characters. Anthony Hopkins sounding like a young Richard Burton is the Emperor, and Jim Dale proves again what a talented actor he is, is the Architect. Both are marvelous."
Reviewer Peter Lewis, Daily Mail
"The production is staged as powerfully as an air-raid. Banks of moving searchlights assault the almost naked bodies of Anthony Hopkins and Jim Dale, whose sheer endurance in two terrifying parts is phenomenal."